The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
At Bradbury Consulting, we have vast experience in The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 and the role of Principal Designer.
As specialists in commercial property we understand the potential health and safety issues that can occur during project works. It’s for this reason why we implement a careful and detailed design approach with the consideration of health and safety at the forefront of our design process.
CDM aims to improve health and safety in the industry by helping all parties to:
- Sensibly plan the work so the risks involved are managed from start to finish
- Have the right people for the right job at the right time
- Cooperate and coordinate your work with others
- Have the right information about the risks and how they are being managed
- Communicate this information effectively to those who need to know
- Consult and engage with workers about the risks and how they are being managed.
Our Role as Principal Designer:
At Bradbury Consulting we will provide the role of Principal Designer. A principal designer is appointed by the client to take control of the pre-construction phase of any project involving more than one contractor.
Principal designers have an important role in influencing how risks to health and safety are managed throughout a project. Design decisions made during the pre-construction phase have a significant influence in ensuring the project is delivered in a way that secures the health and safety of everyone affected by the work.
As Principal Designer we will:
- Plan, manage, monitor and coordinate health and safety in the pre-construction phase.
- Help and advise the client in bringing together pre-construction information, and provide the information needed to carry out their duties
- Work with any other designers on the project to eliminate foreseeable health and safety risks to anyone affected by the work and, where that is not possible, take steps to reduce or control those risks.
- Ensure that everyone involved in the pre-construction phase communicates and cooperates, coordinating their work wherever required.
- Liaise with the principal contractor, keeping them informed of any risks that need to be controlled during the construction phase.